The online application process

The three steps to completing your online application.

You’ve decided on a degree programme? Then secure your place at IMC Krems now. Submit your application using our simple and convenient online platform.

Applying online

You need to complete the following three steps – application possible from 1 December.

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    1. Registration

    Once you’ve registered on our online platform, you’ll receive an e-mail containing your access link which enables you to begin submitting your application.

    If you’re from a non-EU country, you will need to pay a registration fee of EUR 200 at this stage. But don't worry: if you’re accepted, we’ll deduct this from your first tuition fees.

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    2. Apply

    Begin your online application by filling out the forms and uploading documents. You can save your application and continue later using your personal access link, and submit it at any time up to the application deadline.

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    3. Check

    Before you submit your application, remember to check that you have:

    • ​​fully completed all sections
    • uploaded all the required documents (max. 5 MB per document, saved as a PDF, JPEG/JPG)
    • selected your preferred date and time for your application interview
  4. 4. Information on data protection in a nutshell

    Responsible body: IMC Fachhochschule Krems GmbH, Piaristengasse 1, 3500 Krems an der Donau

    Contact: datenschutz(at)

    Processed data: data provided in the course of the online application

    Legal basis:
    a.)  Art 6 para. 1 lit b GDPR - the fulfilment of the pre-contractual legal relationship
    b.)  Art 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR – legitimate interest of IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems

    a.)  processing the application
    b.)  marketing purposes

    Details can be found in our current data protection declaration („Student applicant data“, „Rights of data subjects“ und „Marketing“).

What documents are required?

To complete your online application, you’ll need the following documents:

  • Documents
  • Curriculum vitae
    in tabular form
  • Passport
    scan of the ID page containing the data on the passport holder
  • Application photo
    a passport-sized photo (EU standard recommended)
  • Proof of general university entrance qualification
    e.g. High School Diploma / A-Levels or equivalent secondary school leaving certificate
    full scan of the document including all pages, stamps, signatures and date of issue
    documents not issued in Austria, additionally must be translated and certified
  • Statement of motivation
    questions and input form are part of the online application
    written in the language of instruction of the relevant degree programme
  • Additional documents for master degree application
  • Bachelor degree certificate  (incl. diploma supplement)
    Austrian diploma certificate or degree certificate of an equivalent undergraduate programme
    documents not issued in Austria, additionally must be translated and certified
  • Transcript of records
    list of all completed courses with indication of ECTS and contact hours per week
    documents not issued in Austria, additionaly must be translated and certified
  • Bachelor examination certificate (only if applicable)
    separate certificate for Bachelor examination
    documents not issued in Austria, additionally must be translated and certified
  • Proof of English language proficiency for English-language Master degree programmes (except Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology)
    in the form of a certificate or a confirmation from your university that you have completed all of your undergraduate studies in English
  • Optional documents – only if applicable
  • Further transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Record of previous work experience
  • Proof of any name change
  • Non-EU citizens: documents relating to the Personengruppenverordnung (Order on the Admission of Certain Groups of Persons

Not yet graduated at the time of the application?

Don't worry, you can of course already apply, even if your final exam is still to come.

Application for a bachelor degree programme

This isn’t a problem: you can of course submit your application even if you haven’t taken your school leaving exams yet. Simply submit your secondary-school leaving Zertifikate, which provides you university entrance qualification,  before you start your studies. In the meantime, upload your most recent school report when you complete your online application.

Applicants from outside Austria are also required to submit confirmation from their school of the exact form of secondary school leaving qualifications they are studying for, including the expected date of completion.

Application for a master degree programme

No problem – you can submit your undergraduate degree documents up until the start of your studies.

When applying online, please upload confirmation from your university of the degree you’re studying for (including the total number of ECTS to be achieved), a list of the remaining courses to be completed, the expected date of graduation, and your transcript of records.

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Allow yourself enough time to write a good statement of motivation

The statement of motivation is submitted via the online application platform and is a central element of your application.

It requires you to address the following aspects:

  • ​​​​​reasons for choosing a degree programme
  • expectations for your future degree programme
  • personal strengths and weaknesses with respect to the core focuses of the programme
  • (for master programmes) your undergraduate studies/professional experience 
  • (for part-time programmes) how you will be able to combine family, work and leisure with your studies

Enter your statement directly in the appropriate text box (with a character limit) in the online application platform.

To give you an overview in advance, we provide you with the questions for your statement of motivation

What happens after you’ve submitted your online application?

All fully completed applications received by the deadline will be checked in detail by the relevant department. If you meet our admission requirements, we’ll invite you by e-mail to an application interview for the degree programme you’ve applied for.

Admission requirements

We'll be happy to inform you about the requirements you have to meet in order to apply.

Admissions procedure

Preparation is everything – read up on the admissions procedure in detail.

Important dates and deadlines

What deadlines do you need to keep an eye on for your online application? Get an overview.

Study fees

Get an overview over our study fees and additional costs.

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Information for our international applicants

Certified translation of documents

If you should have documents,  that were not issued in Austria, you must have them translated into German or English and subsequently certified. First upload copies of all your translated and certified documents using the online application platform, and then also send them to us by post.

Important: your application will not be considered complete until your translated and certified documents have been received by post. They will be examined in detail by the relevant department.

Find out more about our translation and legalisation requirements

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Service for our international students

Service centre for our international students

You don’t currently live in Austria?  We’re happy to assist our international applicants with any practical questions they have. Whether it’s about visas, travel arrangements, accommodation, or German courses – feel free to contact our information centre. Find out more about the International Welcome Center at IMC Krems.

Important: plan well in advance, especially for the translation and certification of documents, but also if you need to apply for visas and residence permits.

Questions about the degree programme?

Prospective Student Advisory Service

Do you have questions regarding the entry requirements, the admission procedure and more? Our Prospective Student Advisory Service is happy to help.

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